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- Subject: Re: package.searcher modification for lua modules
- From: Coda Highland <chighland@...>
- Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2015 07:37:45 -0700
On Tue, Sep 22, 2015 at 7:29 AM, Jerome Vuarand
> 2015-09-22 8:02 GMT+01:00 Sean Conner <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>>  Contrary to what Windows people may believe, Windows can support
>> paths with '/'. No, really! It can. It has since MS-DOS 2.0
>> (1982). It's only the shell, COMMAND.COM that can't 
>>  And it can if you call a MS-DOS function to change the option
>> character from '/' to '-'.
> That's not accurate. The cmd.exe shell can deal with slashes in paths
> even without replacing the options prefix, for example:
> cd /D C:/
> cd /Users/yourusername
> Where slashes break things is in a myriad of obscure failure points
> scattered in the programs (MS & 3rd-party) and even some win32 APIs.
> So yeah, Windows supports forward slashes just as well as Unix
> supports spaces in paths: with many pitfalls.
cmd.exe is not COMMAND.COM.